On 9 February 2022, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held a virtual workshop with experts from Freiburg University on Integrated Land Use Management Systems (ILUMS) in Uzbekistan.
The workshop was organized in order to present the research work carried out within the CADI project to the national partners from Uzbekistan. Representatives from the State Forestry Committee of Uzbekistan and graduate and postgraduate students from local universities participated in the workshop.
During the workshop, participants discussed advanced agroforestry practices, evaluated the current state of integrated land use management systems in the region and exchanged potential ideas for future collaboration between organizations. Representatives of academic institutions from Uzbekistan expressed interest in future academic collaboration through joint postgraduate programs to strengthen the capacity of local specialists.
Professors from the University of Freiburg discussed the potential of agroforestry as a profitable area in Uzbekistan, providing detailed information on the challenges of cooperative management agreements and recommendations for future work.
In addition, the researchers presented recommendations for joint management in agroforestry, including the establishment of a control system with regard to forest conservation, restoration and reproduction, the creation of an accounting and monitoring system, and an integrated system for planning and monitoring the production and management of various types of forestry products.